When one thinks of fall, images of steaming soups, winter squash and sprouting mushrooms float across the mind’s eye. But in Galician Spain, octopus is king.
Pulpo a la Gallega, or Polbo á feira in Galician, is celebrated across the whole of Spain. The octopus is tenderized and then traditionally boiled in a copper cauldron, then served with sliced potatoes, a bit of olive oil and sprinkled with smoked paprika.
Every autumn, a village in Galicia called O Carballiño puts on its Fiesta del Pulpo, where between 25 – 30k kilos of octopus are prepared for a huge fall festival. As you dine on seemingly limitless octopus, you’ll get to see folk dancing accompanied by the typical sounds of the Galician Gaita bagpipes.
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